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for more aid in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. the president is going to ask congress for $50 billion. new jersey and new york will no doubt want a big slice of that but disaster relief is being held hostage by the fiscal cliff. how much pressure does this additional pressure put on republicans, seeing chris christie show up at the white house knowing that he needs money for his hard-hit state? >> it's a tremendous amount of pressure. part of what the strategy of think of what we're see hearing is the republicans are becoming increasingly isolated. you think about the discharge position. essentially even if they don't sign on to it, the point is they're going to own this mess. they're the ones who are seen to be, as the public suggests, not willing to make a deal. it is not unreasonable. we've all seen those horrifying images from the devastation of hurricane sandy. it's not unreasonable the governor of the state of new jersey would come and say i need help. americans are going to see that. they see the republicans becoming increasingly sort of isolated and, again, it becomes this que
around sandy, right? sandy hit, you have this enormous cost associated with it. he goes as governor and says i'm going to partner with the federal government to address the needs of my people in a disaster. well, hello, governor. health care is also a disaster. >> for two years in the two-year time frame, three years that the states have had to review implementing the health insurance exchanges, there's been plenty of time to put that information together. after all, there are plenty of states that have done that. i think what has happened, this becomes another way to litigate the affordable care act only the parties are already done. and the american people are done. >> ship is sailing. >> right. >> i think you know, if the president waited two years to implement sandy relief, governor christie would be really annoyed. he needs to get on with it. 100%, i think, of the cost of the medicaid expansion is borne by the federal government. >>eer going to come to this issue of medicaid on this issue. we'll bring you back and kenji we'll talk about this when we come bab. back. [ male annou
of the sandy effect. now as you can see showing those percentages here, big jumps. alaska was the biggest jump of all places and thousand this is where i want to bring in david wasserman of the cook political report. this is my favorite thing here, david. take us through what is unique about mitt romney and paul ryan that no other losing presidential ticket pulled off. >> chuck, this may be the only ticket in history both candidates have not only lost their home states but their home counties and home towns. chuck, that's remarkable. >> massachusetts, wisconsin, middlesex county, belmont, massachusetts. i guess that's what you end up having with two blue state guys running on the republican ticket. some conservatives say it doesn't matter if you get blue state guys. doesn't seem to pull off swing voters. we move on to a couple of other things here and this is something you have started doing. trying to break up the cultural differences between the two parties. counties where there are cracker barrel and whole foods. a few have both. northern virginia. >> just a few. >> prince william or loudou
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